Killer of former Rotherham police officer dies after being shot

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One of the killers of a former South Yorkshire Police officer who was murdered on honeymoon has died after being shot by police.

Newlyweds Ben and Catherine Mullany were shot in their Antigua hotel room in 2008 and local men Avie Howell and Kaniel Martin were jailed for life after conviction.

Police said Howell, 24, escaped from jail with a fellow inmate detained on fraud charges and was shot in the knees during a confrontation with an officer during his recapture.

He died in hospital shortly afterwards.

Mr and Mrs Mullany, both aged 31, lived in Rhos, Wales and were shot in the head two weeks after ther wedding while their killers made off with their mobile phones, cash and a cheap digital camera.

Mrs Mullany died instantly while her husband, who served as a policeman in Rotherham before training as a physiotherapist, was flown home on a life support machine. He died a week later.